7-11 July 2014
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
<a href="http://events.saip.org.za/internalPage.py?pageId=16&confId=34"><font color=#0000ff>SAIP2014 Proceedings published on 17 April 2015</font></a>

Using cooperative learning to improve students’ problem solving in physics

9 Jul 2014, 14:00
20m
D Les 310

D Les 310

Oral Presentation Track E - Physics Education Education

Speaker

Dr Mark Herbert Herbert (University of the Western Cape)

Level for award<br>&nbsp;(Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD)?

no

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This paper reports on work done in the Physics Department at the University of the Western Cape using cooperative learning to improve students’ problem-solving in physics. The first Semester mechanics module of the mainstream physics first year program focuses on a student-centered teaching and learning approach. Cooperative learning is used in this approach as a tool to promote student participation in their learning and to improve their problem solving in physics. The mainstream mechanics module teaching and learning approach and use of cooperative learning to improve students’ problem solving in physics will be presented and discussed.

Main supervisor (name and email)<br>and his / her institution

no

Apply to be<br> considered for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)?

no

Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)?

yes

Primary author

Dr Mark Herbert Herbert (University of the Western Cape)

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